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unyielding

[uhn-yeel-ding] /ʌnˈyil dɪŋ/
adjective
1.
unable to bend or be penetrated under pressure; hard:
trees so unyielding that they broke in the harsh north winds.
2.
not apt to give way under pressure; inflexible; firm:
her unyielding faith.
Origin of unyielding
Related forms
unyieldingly, adverb
unyieldingness, noun
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  • Soft—yes, it was soft, but the way sand is soft, unyieldingly.

  • In spite of her usual good-nature she was unyieldingly stubborn.

    Marjorie Dean Pauline Lester
  • "For that reason, play the part with all your might," he said, unyieldingly.

    Lady Rose's Daughter Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • The Little Doctor struggled to release herself from the arms which held her unyieldingly and tenderly.

    Chip, of the Flying U B. M. Bower
  • That his tastes, so far as music is concerned, were rigidly and unyieldingly classical, there is no room for doubt.

  • "The Caryatid" is no more the erect figure that bears lightly or unyieldingly the heaviness of the marble.

    Auguste Rodin Rainer Maria Rilke
  • He had been severe, almost to cruelty, but he had been quite as unyieldingly austere in dealing with himself.

    The White Sister F. Marion Crawford
British Dictionary definitions for unyieldingly

unyielding

/ʌnˈjiːldɪŋ/
adjective
1.
not compliant, submissive, or flexible: his unyielding attitude
2.
not pliable or soft: a firm and unyielding surface
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Word Origin and History for unyieldingly

unyielding

adj.

1590s of persons; 1650s, of substances; from un- (1) "not" + yielding (see yield (v.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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